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#1 BobHarkins

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 11:15 AM

BSL: Major League Baseball Rule Changes

https://www.baltimor...l-rule-changes/


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:47 PM

I never thought pitch clock would make any noticeable difference. The mound visits, breaks between innings and constant pitching changes are more to blame. So, this is good news.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 01:41 PM

Hate minimum batters faced rule.

Love expanding to 28 instead of 40 in Sept.

Like expanding to 26 from 25 if only for a position player, not another pitcher.

Mound visit rule is meaningless because they don’t enforce it.
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:17 PM

Hate minimum batters faced rule.

Love expanding to 28 instead of 40 in Sept.

Like expanding to 26 from 25 if only for a position player, not another pitcher.

Mound visit rule is meaningless because they don’t enforce it.

Agree with every word of this..

 

 

However, i dislike the minimum batters rule far more than i like the other ones, so...


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 04:29 PM

The Ringer: The New MLB Rule Changes Aren’t Big—but They Could Be the Start of Something Huge



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:39 PM

Agree with every word of this..


However, i dislike the minimum batters rule far more than i like the other ones, so...


I don’t get how it speeds games up. If you have to face three guys, and you are brought in after the starter maybe 1 out into the 6th. Now your looking at a mid inning pitching change once the reliever has faced three guys. Instead of beginning of the inning which you might do now. which doesn’t extend games at all.

Gonna cancel each other out
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:50 PM

I don’t get how it speeds games up. If you have to face three guys, and you are brought in after the starter maybe 1 out into the 6th. Now your looking at a mid inning pitching change once the reliever has faced three guys. Instead of beginning of the inning which you might do now. which doesn’t extend games at all.

Gonna cancel each other out


It’s three batter minimum or until the end of the inning so you can always start fresh with a new inning.

I like the rule. I think it’ll actually create new strategies instead of just going through the motions a la the NL with not having the DH.

I’m just glad MLB is trying stuff. If it doesn’t work out, change it back or try something else.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:37 AM

Bump.  Forgot about some of these changes, a good reminder.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:00 AM

3 batter minimum... will be interesting to see how this plays. 



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 06:08 AM

I don't like the three batter minimum.

I don't think MLB should dictate how long a player needs to be in a game.
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Posted 13 December 2019 - 07:22 AM

3 batter minimum... will be interesting to see how this plays.


It’s a stupid rule. It won’t do anything to shorten the game for much more than a 1 min or so.

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 07:22 AM

I think I heard MLB isn’t going to test for weed anymore?

#13 Thirteen

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:01 AM

I think I heard MLB isn’t going to test for weed anymore?

 

They're treating weed like alcohol.  But they will be testing for opioids, but with treatment, rather than punishment.

 

https://www.latimes....gue-drug-policy



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 01:32 PM

3 batter minimum... will be interesting to see how this plays.


How long til a pitcher is “injured” and can’t face the 3 batter minimum?

Like the minimum mound visits rule. Yankees were out of them. Struggling Chapman loads the bases. Bring out the “trainer” and the coaches. Proceeds to stay in the game and throw 102 on the black.
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Posted 13 December 2019 - 05:25 PM

How long til a pitcher is “injured” and can’t face the 3 batter minimum?

Like the minimum mound visits rule. Yankees were out of them. Struggling Chapman loads the bases. Bring out the “trainer” and the coaches. Proceeds to stay in the game and throw 102 on the black.

 

That's why I'd rather see one free change per inning unless the pitcher is injured or gives up a run. And if the pitcher is injured they must be placed on the DL following the game.


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 06:24 PM

They're treating weed like alcohol. But they will be testing for opioids, but with treatment, rather than punishment.

https://www.latimes....gue-drug-policy

That's really great news. It could legitimately save lives. Unfortunately, opioid addiction is near and dear to my heart. It's great to see MLB do the right thing here.

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 07:36 PM

Make bullpen cart mandatory. Two warm up pitches. No commercial break.

Problem solved

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:38 PM

MLB officially announces rule changes for 2020

https://mlb.nbcsport...or-2020-season/


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:26 PM

The 3 batter rule is idiotic.

Manfred is an awful commissioner.
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Posted 12 February 2020 - 08:06 PM

The 3 batter rule is idiotic.

Manfred is an awful commissioner.


Correct.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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